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Target Stores security breach just the tip of the iceberg
American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/12/2014 6:57:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Target has increased the estimate for the number of customers exposed in the massive hacking attack between Thanksgiving and December 14. It now appears at least 70 million consumers had their credit cards compromised.

Also, Neiman-Marcus announced that they, too, were victims of a cyber attack over Christmas. And in an exclusive report, Reuters is saying that several other well known retailers were also hacked over the holidays.

Neiman Marcus said an outside forensics firm discovered evidence on January 1 that indicated the retailer had been the victim of a cyber attack. It disclosed the breach nine days later, after another inquiry from Krebs, who was following up on reports about a surge in fraudulent charges traced to the retailer.

Target and J.C. Penney Co Inc. waited more than two years to admit that they were victims in 2007 of notorious hacker Albert Gonzalez, who was accused of masterminding the theft and reselling of millions of credit cards and ATM numbers.

During his trial the companies were represented by lawyers who did not identify their clients as Target and J.C Penney.

Doug Johnson, vice president of risk management policy with the American Bankers Association, said banks and credit card firms like Visa are forbidden from naming merchants that have been breached, unless they disclose it themselves.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamacarenavigators; computers; creditcard; creditcardtheft; hackerattack; security; securitybreach; target

1 posted on 01/12/2014 6:57:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I still suspect that at least some of this is benefiting the democrats.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 6:58:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 01/12/2014 7:06:16 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek

Demand a new card be issued instead of waiting for the one you used over the holidays to be compromised.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 7:07:53 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind
Investigators believe the attacks originated from eastern Europe, which almost certainly implicates an organized crime ring; Russia, Serbia, Kosovo...

Hey didn't Bill Clinton liberate some of those countries?

I was in Target yesterday and was surprised to see so many shopping there.

5 posted on 01/12/2014 7:12:24 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: McGruff
I was in Target yesterday and was surprised to see so many shopping there.

In my view, Target provides a significantly better "experience" than Wal-Mart. Cleaner, quieter, less cluttered, etc. I go to W-M because it's cheaper but realize that it is truly the "human cattle car" of shopping.

Target fills a niche for those who like something a notch higher on the scale.

6 posted on 01/12/2014 7:15:03 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

They also treat their employees somewhat better.

Canada is ahead in this area, because most of our debit and credit cards are chipped.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 7:21:24 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nascarnation

At the Walmart here, the kids are used as human bowling balls to clear the path for the parents who are shopping. If you need help from a sales person, they begin to walk very quickly away from you. They know you will become a bowling pin in short order and they can duck out on you easily.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 7:22:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Jonty30

If I was sentenced to live life as a retail grunt, I’d much prefer that it be served in a Target vs W-M or Dollar General.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 7:24:15 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

LOL as a retired old phart, I can hit the WM on Tuesday morning at 9am and pretty much have only fellow seniors to contend with.

When I was still working, I’d go on Tuesday evening at 8:30, the crowds had departed, but they still had a full slate of cashiers.

Tuesday is the best day of the week since they’ve restocked from the weekend onslaught.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 7:27:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

I would go to Target more if there wasn’t so much red inside. Hurts my eyes.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 7:32:39 AM PST by virgil
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To: virgil

https://www.buynightview.com/?MID=4123465

LOL


12 posted on 01/12/2014 7:35:17 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

While making a deposit at the bank yesterday my teller used this story and the Niemen Marcus breach as an opportunity to show me a brochure that offers me additional protection to my accounts for $10 a month.

I looked at her and said “but you’re the bank! Are you saying that the money I leave with you COULD be more secure and you’re not already doing that?”

She had no answer.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 7:37:54 AM PST by The Toll
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To: nascarnation

Target has the same stuff as Wal-mart - it’s just packaged differently. The lights in Wal-mart vibrate and cause anxiety in some people. The layout in Target was designed to make you spend more money. But it’s the same stuff. I don’t shop at either very often. I think I did shop at Target on Halloween to get my granddaughter something. Can I join the class action?


14 posted on 01/12/2014 7:41:20 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat
Can I join the class action?

Absolutely, and if you're really lucky, the settlement you get will pay for the postage stamp it took to get on the list. While the plaintiff's attorneys walk away with $300 million.

15 posted on 01/12/2014 7:43:43 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Ha! :-)


16 posted on 01/12/2014 7:54:04 AM PST by virgil
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To: Mercat

Please direct me to the ammunition counter and the gun sales case in Target?


17 posted on 01/12/2014 8:02:38 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: Patriot365

Please direct me to the American’s in WalMart?


18 posted on 01/12/2014 8:05:12 AM PST by The Toll
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To: The Toll

Must be your store. Here, Americans are the only ones in the store.

I’m assuming you don’t know where the gun counter is found in Target?


19 posted on 01/12/2014 8:11:19 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The link below takes you to another thread on the Target Breech:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3110642/posts


20 posted on 01/12/2014 8:22:24 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No credit card is safe use at own risk.


21 posted on 01/12/2014 8:23:57 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Balding_Eagle

It’s the area where I live. They are all in ruin. Last time I was forced to go to one I had to hide in the book section for a while to collect myself. I knew I could find peace there for a moment to get it together enough to make it to the exit. The Target’s are tolerable still at least, even if they refuse to sell guns/ammo.

If Bass Pro Shops sold groceries and whiskey I would never go anywhere else!


22 posted on 01/12/2014 8:27:55 AM PST by The Toll
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To: The Toll
If Bass Pro Shops sold groceries and whiskey I would never go anywhere else!

I hear Ya... Love that store...

23 posted on 01/12/2014 8:34:24 AM PST by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait the government will have a solution. It will be a patch that will put on the wrist or head for scanning.


24 posted on 01/12/2014 8:37:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Target and J.C. Penney Co Inc. waited more than two years to admit that they were victims in 2007 of notorious hacker Albert Gonzalez, who was accused of masterminding the theft and reselling of millions of credit cards and ATM numbers.

During his trial the companies were represented by lawyers who did not identify their clients as Target and J.C Penney.

Albert Gonzales never went to trial. He pled guilty ahead of the trial as part of a deal negotiated with the feds. So how much of this article can you trust when they get this basic fact wrong?

And, to get right to the heart of the matter, has anyone ever identified "segvec"? Or put him out of business - permanently? If not, then what are the CIA and FBI for, anyway?

25 posted on 01/12/2014 8:37:41 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: just me

Heck, every time I go I spend at least 20 minutes in the parking lot checking out some of the things my local rednecks have done to trick their trucks out into Zombie survival vehicles. That’s just as much fun as the store itself.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 8:37:59 AM PST by The Toll
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To: nascarnation
I agree, depending on when you guy it can be "nightmare of epic degree" experience or relatively enjoyable. Also, the location is very important.

I went in on Wednesday of this week and it was nice.

Also, I live in a "normal" area so our Walmarts are not too bad. When I lived in Raleigh the Walmart in Cary was a disturbing experience. Third world.

One time, when I was living overseas, my husband came home for a week so I gave him the standard "list" of items to buy while in the US. He was staying in Newark. He took a cab to the Newark Walmart. ha! He said it was pretty bad. I can't even imagine.

27 posted on 01/12/2014 8:51:51 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: The Toll

At the ammunition counter you will find that Winchester, Remington and Federal are well represented. At the gun sales case you will also find Winchester, Remington, Ruger, and Colt Firearms in abundance. Also nearly 100% of the reloading supplies and components are made in the USA along with over 70% of the other sporting goods. And last but not least, when you spend your money at Walmart it goes to an American Company and not a French one.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 8:52:49 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: Patriot365

Not in the city limits. Walmart carries nothing of guns/ammo inside the city ring.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 9:00:26 AM PST by The Toll
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To: All

I shop at both Target and Walmart. I never seem to find what I want at Target, but I always seems to find it at Walmart. Walmart’s prices might be cheap but their quality isn’t. I don’t have a problem with the customers at our local Walmart. Just hard workin Americans.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 9:52:09 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Target, but the items I use the most are cheaper at SAM’s or WalMart. I opened a “red” card at Target to save 5% and it be drawn from my bank as a debit, but it never worked. So, I don’t even try. Maybe that was a warning from God! Anyway, I am finding I don’t need as much and since it is a drive into town, I try to get by with local stuff. When I have an appt., or something to go into town for, then I shop the big stores.


31 posted on 01/12/2014 10:57:30 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Grampa Dave

It’s “breach”. Breech is a baby born feet-first.


32 posted on 01/12/2014 11:29:35 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

....Unless you make an effort tell the parents to “control their kids”.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 1:37:16 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Mercat
people don't seem to realize that the same brands WM sells, so do the big yuppie box stores.....most of it made in China...

as far as Target, I just don't like the store, I feel like I'm a mouse being ushered thru a maze....

to get to childrens, turn here, then here, then here, then stop....

anyone who goes to IKEA knows the feeling of being lead down the path...

34 posted on 01/12/2014 9:02:42 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thanks.

In this case both words might work.:)


35 posted on 01/13/2014 9:21:19 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: cripplecreek

- Those Obamacare website “Navigators” seem to have figured that that credit card and Social Security info they asked for is giving them a big Chicago style “piece of the action” in the Target Stores scams…..


36 posted on 01/13/2014 10:42:05 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: nascarnation

FWIW, I thought that Dollar General gives its most capable employees a pretty quick path to management.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 10:46:35 AM PST by grania
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To: Vaduz
No credit card is safe...

Except for times I have to use a credit card, such as a hotel reservation, I'll shop on Amazon with their card. I figure that if Amazon's credit card is ever compromised, the economy will grind to a halt.

38 posted on 01/13/2014 10:51:04 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

That may well be.
I’m not criticizing the folks working, it’s just that around here they appear to be seriously understaffed and generally in a terrible clutter.
I’m sure anybody working there is earning their paycheck.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:12 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Patriot365

“Please direct me to the ammunition counter and the gun sales case in Target?”

Don’t you find that a bit ironic, given their name? I’ll bet you can’t even buy a target in Target.


40 posted on 01/13/2014 2:13:02 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: grania

economy will grind to a halt
It’s almost there Obama has three years left.


41 posted on 01/14/2014 8:32:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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